Victorian Football


"One of the comparatively few Southerners who have secured a permanent place in a League Team, Alfred Milward, of the Everton Club was born at Great Marlow a quarter of a century ago. Educated at Sir William Borlase's School, he subsequently played for two seasons with the Old Borlasians. His reputation even then as a forward had travelled Northward, and ten years ago he joined the Everton Club, with, as events have proved, the most satisfactory results. At all events he is still one of its best and most valued players. Both the Lancashire and Liverpool Associations, too, have found him a most useful player, and even still higher honours have fallen to him in International Caps against both Wales and Scotland. A fine left wing, he has done brilliant service for the Everton Club. Fast and with pluck withal, he plays the game thoroughly, whether winning or losing. 12 stone in weight, he stands 5ft 8 1/2in in height."

From Famous Footballers 1895-96.

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ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Famous Footballers: Alf Milward, Everton and England”

  • james hagan

    19 May 2016 at 8:11 am

    glad to say he was my great grandfather he also coached GErmany Austria and Hungary before the first world war greeting’s from austalia
    james hagan

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